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Phinney is in good company SPOILER
Last Post 02/07/2014 06:58 PM by Ryan Asher. 2 Replies.
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bobswire

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02/06/2014 10:20 AM
Phinney must be in good condition to come in third on Stage 2 to retain the leaders jersey with these guys. Will this be his breakout year?  http://www.cyclingfans.com/node/10866

Rank Name Nationality Team Result
1 Marcel KITTEL GER ARG 2:50:30
2 Peter SAGAN SVK CAN +0
3 Taylor PHINNEY USA BMC +0
4 Juan Jose LOBATO DEL VALLE ESP MOV +0
5 Giacomo NIZZOLO ITA TFR +0
6 Roberto FERRARI ITA LAM +0
7 Nikolay TRUSOV RUS TCS +0
8 Lucas Sebastian HAEDO ARG SKD +0
9 Jacopo GUARNIERI ITA AST +0
10 Raymond KREDER NED GRS +0

ChinookPass

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02/06/2014 11:00 AM
there's that fine line of testing the legs and getting a good result under the belt and being too fast in February.

Phinney's no dummy though. Hope to see him mixing it up when it counts in the classics.
Ron

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02/07/2014 06:58 PM
I thought the same thing. I was checking the overall finishing ordering, wondering where Cavendish dropped to (still wondering...) and saw Phinney up there. Oh my.

I was just thinking about how we (I) sometimes forget that even though we see many of these guys as specialists who can "only" win certain types of races/finishes, they're still great cyclists, or they wouldn't be PROs.

Now, that's not to say anything of Phinney's hair or fashion choices...
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